The University of Shizuoka has established an Environmental Charter to elaborate on its efforts for environment conservation.
Since its foundation, the University of Shizuoka has cultivated a free culture that encourages knowledge creation. This tradition will continue, and we will confront situations concerning the local community and use our campus an as example of environment conservation. Furthermore, through education and research, we shall contribute to the protection and maintenance of the environment as well as the creation of a harmonious coexistence between nature and human beings.
To realize the fundamental principles, the University of Shizuoka will promote the following activities with the cooperation of faculty members, students, and other relevant persons.
1. Under a well-balanced and broad educational research system, we shall nurture environment-conscious human resources, and promote coordination between the University and the local community to ensure that the environmental knowledge is preserved for future generations.
2. We shall establish environment management systems in all parts of the campus, and through continuous improvement, we will promote the realization of an “eco-campus,” reduction in environmental burdens, conservation of resources and energy, recycling, and safe management of chemical and biological materials.
3. We shall utilize Shizuoka Prefecture’s rich natural environment to develop educational research activities that will be passed on to the next generation, and we will also share the environment’s benefits with the rest of the world.
4. We shall comply with all environmental conservation laws and regulations. We shall promote volunteers for conservation and improvement of the environment among faculty members and students, and will contribute to the harmonious coexistence between nature and human beings.
Created on July 26, 2007